1. "We as Christians make a staggering claim: we lay claim to truth that is exclusive. In a society that rejects the notion of objective truth, ours is a monumental claim. We proclaim one way to God - Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. When we lay claim to truth in such radical terms, it is imperative that such truth be undergirded by love. If it is not undergirded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the dogma repulsive. I believe it is vital that we understand this" (Ravi Zacharias).
2. "We should soak ourselves in the Bible, so that our minds are awash with it - or as C. H. Spurgeon put it, till our blood is "bibline" (J. I . Packer).
3. "If we consider the unblushing promises of rewards in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased" (C. S. Lewis).
4. "No Christian should be pessimistic. We should be true realists-focused on the reality that we serve a sovereign and gracious God. Because of the reality of Christ's atoning sacrifice and his promises, biblical realism is optimism" (Randy Alcorn).
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